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Thai 55


2223 NC-54
Durham, NC 27713
Phone: (919) 748-3051
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Photo of Nicole Ma Nicole Ma
Sep 8, 2023 5

I do not have enough words on how incredible Thai 55 is! Recommended by an incredible friend, we came here together and you can tell how great the people are the moment you walked in. The absolute kindest and most intentional people work here, they really make the entire experience elevate to another level. HUGE shoutout to Tommy- he is so warm and welcoming, also very fun and funny! He greets everyone with a smile and warmth, truly incredible. The inside is also very cute, spacious, and very clean. The menu is filled with incredible dishes, I found it hard to narrow what I wanted down cause everything looks so good. I found myself thinking of wanting to come here every week so I could have a little bit of everything. I’m also a huge fan of eggplant, Tommy recommended I get the lunch special (which usually range between $10-$13 per plate, huge portions and comes with rice- incredible deal). Worry not about the spice levels- you can choose! You MUST get their Thai tea! I’m a fan of it coming in a mason jar with a handle, looks very pretty (aesthetic, you can mix the cream into the tea- sadly my photo is too blurry to do it Justice). Super delicious! For dessert- you have to get the mango sticky rice. A top tier dessert, not too sweet, tastes really creamy and refreshing. Always a beautiful balance of flavors. Be sure to come here to check them out! 10/10 would recommend :)

Photo of Raymond Vagell Raymond Vagell
Aug 27, 2023 5

Very authentic Thai food and attentive server. The Thai Iced Tea is creamy and delicious. I also enjoyed the Shrimp in Blanket. Crispy skin and juicy shrimp. The Pad Thai is good but be careful of the spice level. It's "Thai level", meaning your medium spice is basically "hot". Enjoyed our dinner and will be back again soon.

Photo of Vance Vagell Vance Vagell
Aug 27, 2023 4

Very tasty, seems pretty authentic with a fairly expansive dinner menu of Thai dishes. Asked for "medium" spice in my Pad Thai and it was VERY spicy, so I'd recommend you ask for "mild" if you want some spice but also still feel your mouth. 😁 Creamy and delicious thai iced tea. Will definitely come back and try again. They can also make some dishes vegetarian, just ask.

Photo of Somsiree Trakulpagorn Somsiree Trakulpagorn
Aug 7, 2023 5

Great food, good service. Thai BBQ pork with sticky rice is very good!

Photo of Sylvia Chen Sylvia Chen
Jun 25, 2023 5

love it! they have the best chicken noodle soup, the both is so creamy and flavorful. The owner is super nice, always goes above and beyond!

Photo of Mike Gentry Mike Gentry
Jun 15, 2023 4

Fairly good roast duck curry. Tasted a little different that other roast duck curries I've had. Nice atmosphere. Great service.

Photo of Laura Vinzant Laura Vinzant
Apr 23, 2023 5

I use to live in Thailand, so finding good and authentic Thai food has been hard. However, Thai 55 made me feel like I was back in Thailand! I recommend the Pad Won Sen Gai (glass noodles with chicken). I have not found that dish at other Thai restaurants. BJ, the owner is also super sweet and a joy to talk to! When I come back to this area I will definitely make sure to grab a meal at Thai 55!

Photo of Sharon Sears Sharon Sears
Apr 22, 2023 5

If you're looking for a delicious and authentic Thai dining experience, look no further than Thai55! This restaurant is an absolute gem, and I can't recommend it highly enough. P'BJ was very personable and attentive and gave us some homemade Thai tea to celebrate Songkran!! สวัสดีปีใหม่ค่ะ

Photo of Babs Armstrong Babs Armstrong
Feb 4, 2023 5

Authentic Thai food. The atmosphere is quaint and peaceful. The food was very, very good. I had the Tom Kha Ga soup and Thai BbQ chicken. It was intoxicating. I asked about my favorite Thai dishes not on the menu...just ask and they will try to accommodate.

Photo of Lesley Strauss Lesley Strauss
Nov 16, 2022 5

We do a lot of road trips and try to support locally owned restaurants. Give Thai 55 a try. We ordered 2 dishes for carry out. The owner made sure mine was "not too spicy." He added an extra kick to my husbands dish (just the way he likes it). The flavors all blended together perfectly. We both enjoyed our meals. The owner is super friendly and happy to chat with you. He loves talking about playing golf.

Photo of Alice C Alice C
Oct 27, 2022 5

Ordered takeout with BJ and met him when I picked up my order just before closing. Super friendly guy! I wanted to have leftovers for later and ordered 3 dishes. A) Tofu / basil fried rice : onions, fresh green beans, basil with egg. Love the fresh green beans, quite crunchy without being raw. B) Tofu / Pad See Ew : broccoli florets. Very fresh and lightly crunchy, not overcooked at all. C) Drunken seafood : mussels, scallops, large shrimp, and squid with red & green bell peppers plus noodles. I didn't realize this dish had thick rice noodles, I probably didn't need my other noodle dish. Place seemed to be a family run Thai place. Located in the same lot as the Exxon gas station (until they move locations next year). Easy to drive up to and not hard to find. I really enjoyed the seafood noodle entree, I'll definitely be back! Note: Accepts credit card and phone in orders!

Photo of Nate Call Nate Call
Oct 21, 2022 3

I don't have much experience with Thai food but I'm determined to find something I enjoy. I wish I would have tried the Pad Thai to compare other Thai places to get a sense but tried the BBQ chicken and shrimp fried rice instead. The waiter was pleasant, and I enjoyed the sweet and sour soup that was served.

Photo of Jayanika Samaranayake Jayanika Samaranayake
Oct 17, 2022 5

I have eaten here three times now and the food has always been on-point and authentic, with generous portion sizes. There is great variety on the menu, so there is something for everyone. The restaurant serves wine and sake, which is a plus when dining here for dinner. The servers are also very courteous and friendly. Love this place.